EDISON, N.J., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the real estate development and management businesses of Roseland Partners, L.L.C., a premier multi-family residential community developer and operator in the Northeast, and Roseland's interests in six operating multi-family properties totaling 1,769 apartments, one condo-residential property totaling four units and four commercial properties totaling approximately 212,000 square feet, 13 in-process development projects, which include nine multi-family properties totaling 2,149 apartments, two garages totaling 1,591 parking spaces and two retail properties totaling approximately 35,400 square feet, and interests or options in land parcels which may support approximately 5,980 apartments, approximately 736,000 square feet of commercial space, and a 321-key hotel. The locations of the properties extend from New Jersey to Massachusetts. The majority of the properties are located in New Jersey, in particular, at its flagship development at Port Imperial in Weehawken and West New York, in addition to the Jersey City Waterfront and other urban in-fill and transit-oriented locations.
The Roseland business and real property interests will be acquired for aggregate consideration of up to $134.6 million, subject to adjustment, consisting of $115.0 million in cash and approximately $4.0 million of assumed debt at closing and an additional earn-out of up to $15.6 million in cash over the next three years, under certain conditions. During the three-year earn-out period, each of Roseland's principals, Marshall Tycher, Brad Klatt and Carl Goldberg, will serve as co-presidents of Roseland Management Services, L.P., a newly formed wholly owned subsidiary of Mack-Cali, pursuant to employment agreements to be executed at closing. Mitchell E. Hersh, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, also will assume the role of Chairman and Chief Executive of Roseland Management Services, L.P.
The transaction will be financed through Mack-Cali's $600 million unsecured revolving credit facility. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close early in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Mr. Hersh commented, "The acquisition of Roseland is a fundamental step in a strategic diversification for Mack-Cali wherein multi-family residential will be a key component of our growth strategy. Beginning with our previously announced Jersey City multi-family residential development at Harborside Financial Center, Mack-Cali will become a significant participant in the multi-family residential sector in supply constrained markets which overlay our class A office and office/flex portfolio. Roseland has had a long track record of multi-family value creation and capital growth achievement. This will enhance our opportunities to deploy capital across a strategically positioned portfolio with an integrated platform to address all elements of the real estate development process. As well, we will now have enhanced opportunities to utilize our land bank and repurpose existing assets in a number of locations."
On behalf of the Roseland principals, Carl Goldberg commented, "The opportunities created with Mack-Cali's strong balance sheet together with strategically located land parcels with a similar footprint to Roseland, as well as the relationships that Mack-Cali and we have within our markets, offer unparalleled opportunities to expand our business platform in a powerful way."
FTI Consulting and Eastdil Secured served as advisors on the transaction. Dennis Block of Greenberg Traurig represented Mack-Cali and Stanley Schwartz of Orloff Lowenbach Stifelman & Seigel represented Roseland.
Mack-Cali Realty Corporation is a fully integrated, self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) providing management, leasing, development, construction and other tenant-related services for its class A real estate portfolio. Mack-Cali owns or has interests in 276 properties, primarily office and office/flex buildings located in the Northeast, totaling approximately 32.2 million square feet. The properties enable the Company to provide a full complement of real estate opportunities to its diverse base of over 2,000 tenants.
Additional information on Mack-Cali Realty Corporation is available on the Company's website at www.mack-cali.com.
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